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Old 08-27-2019, 10:09 PM   #1
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Big Snapper

Haven't been here in a while and it has been a slow year for me, but I got this nice cubera a couple of weeks ago,
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:01 AM   #2
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Nice fish! Nice looking boat too! Who makes it?
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:39 AM   #3
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Congrats bud. Im diving out of alabama and in my waters a big cubera isnt very common to come by. If your lucky enough to bag one during a tournament you pretty much have the snapper jack pot tied up. Congrats on the nice fish. Im yet to bag one of those big cubera myself
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:42 PM   #4
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thanks guys, boat is a 24 Intrepid CC
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:03 AM   #5
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Nice cubera man! Tell us more about the big fish story?
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:52 PM   #6
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Nice cubera man! Tell us more about the big fish story?
landing the fish was actually not the story of the day lol. We went to west end for a day trip, first trip on my single engine solo. We got caught in a nasty storm coming back, left there around 5 and hit the marina at 9pm.

the cubera I shot on the first dive of the day in 60', murky water. As I approached the bottom, 3 cuberas came in to me, with the biggest one closest to me, about 6' away I quickly got a head shot with a neritic roller spear and fought it as hard as I could to keep it from rocking up. about 30 seconds later or so I had made it about half way up and one of my dive buddies dove down and pulled the fish up, as he did that, the third diver placed a second shot on it and it was done. Took all of 2 minutes to get the fish of a 15 hour trip!

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Old 08-30-2019, 06:00 PM   #7
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What is a "neritic roller spear"? Freediving world and their adaptation of gear intrigues me....and kicked my butt in Bimini earlier this year. I'm used to shooting a band gun on scuba and free diving with a pole spear made it challenging, to say the least.
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What is a "neritic roller spear"? Freediving world and their adaptation of gear intrigues me....and kicked my butt in Bimini earlier this year. I'm used to shooting a band gun on scuba and free diving with a pole spear made it challenging, to say the least.
It's a pole spear with roller band instead of a regular band, 10' with a very sharp slip tip, the roller band gives u good power definitely thru 6-8'

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Old 08-30-2019, 10:27 PM   #9
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I looked up the web site and watched a few of the videos, but none of them actually show the pole spear or how the roller part works...that's what I'm curious about. How does it work in relation to a regular pole spear?
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Hey Oto! That's a nice cubera! Congratulations!
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